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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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Global-Critical Philosophy of Religion Seminar

Statement of Purpose: 

Recent years have witnessed the publication of several new proposals for a philosophy of religion that is religiously inclusive and critically informed. But there is to date no such textbook for philosophy of religion—no textbook that thoroughly integrates non-theistic religious philosophies and critically engages the methodological and theoretical issues of religious studies. This seminar intends to research and write such a textbook. Our seminar is constituted by area-specialist scholars of religion, comparativist philosophers of religion, critical theorists of religion, and traditional (analytic) philosophers of religion. These constituencies will work together over the next five years (2015-2019) to identify the comparative categories and critical terms for global-critical philosophy of religion, to populate these categories with the arguments and ideas of a diversity of religious traditions, to take up critical issues pertaining to cross-cultural comparison and philosophy of these arguments and ideas, and to develop the blueprint and content for an innovative new undergraduate textbook in global-critical philosophy of religion. We will also seek to publish independently the essays that are contributed to each working session of the seminar.

Call for Papers: 

The call is limited to the members of the seminar who have committed to participating in the teaching manual (16 chapters are proposed):

● A Multi-Entry Approach to Philosophy of Religion -
We propose an anthology of collected essays to function as a teaching manual for courses in philosophy of religion that embrace a global-critical approach. In the sixteen chapters of this volume, we will explore sixteen diverse approaches to our discipline. Each chapter will introduce a philosophical system, contextualize it in a specific religious tradition, outline how philosophy of religion would be envisioned from this standpoint, and assess other approaches from this standpoint. We invite members of the seminar who have committed to contribute to this volume to present their chapters for discussion at the AAR.

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection
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